Police officer charged with stealing $500 from station's property room

A Special Reserve Police Constable with five years’ service, has been granted $20,000 with surety, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with misbehaviour in public office and larceny of $500, which occurred on Thursday 12th October, 2017.

Hebron Ryan, 25, of Jackson Street, Curepe, appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Port of Spain 11th Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 14th March, 2018, to answer to the charges.

The matter was adjourned to Wednesday 11th April, 2018.

The accused, who was attached to the Besson Street Police Station, was arrested by PC Ralph Rampersad, of the Professional Standards Bureau, on Monday 12th March, 2018, following investigations into the disappearance of $500, from the property room of the station, on Thursday 12th October, 2017.

CCTV footage captured a man entering the property room and removing a quantity of money from the exhibit cabinet, before placing it in his boots and leaving.

Since the incident, PC Ryan had failed to report for duty and attempts to communicate with him had proven futile.

PC Ryan was charged by PC Rampersad, on Wednesday 14th March, 2018, following advice received from State Prosecutor, Tricia Hudlin-Cooper, in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

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